PALM BEACH ILLUSTRATED
Scenes from the Walig Hut (clockwise from left): the cobbled forecourt, ideal for morning coffee; the dining room; sweeping alpine views; traditional Swiss fondue.
by homemade cookies and petits fours. Though a morning hike and lunch is the most popular way to experience the hut, overnight options are available. The bed, set with duvets and animal skins, is a notch above glamping, but those with a spirit of adventure—and a yearning to hide— will find bliss here. For all others, there is the comfort of the Gstaad Palace, with its dramatic views, expertly yet unpretentiously remodeled suites, and authentic Old World charm. It’s truly a modern fairy tale. (palace.ch) «